HC Deb 16 April 1888 vol 324 cc1311-2
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether a dredging barge, No. 7, of Greenock or Glasgow, on Saturday, 7th April, discharged several hundred tons of filth and dredgings in Loch Long, and whether such discharges are of frequent occurrence; and, in view of the Reports as to the pollution of the loch recently laid upon the Table of the House, whether any action will be taken by the Government?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

I am informed that a dredger belonging to the Greenock Harbour Trust discharged 160 tons of land dredgings in Loch Long on the day mentioned. With regard to the second paragraph, the matter is still under consideration.